"Never had a bad day"
WATERBURY- It is with profound grief that the family of Marion Molly Lundy Pollack announces her peaceful passing from natural causes on January 14, her 89th birthday.
Born January 14, 1932, Marion was the fourth of seven children born to Max and Esther Lundy of Hartford, CT. She graduated from Weaver High School in 1950 and went on to complete her training as a registered nurse at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
She married Sidney Pollack in 1953, and the couple settled in Waterbury’s East Mountain neighborhood. They had four children and relocated to Middlebury in 1966. She moved back to Waterbury following her divorce from Sidney in 2000.
In 1998, Marion joined the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging as Director of Resident Service Management and Care Coordination. This role was a natural fit for her caring nature and passion for enriching the lives of others. To say Marion enjoyed her work is an understatement; her job was a labor of love until her retirement in 2018.
Marion was a naturally joyful person, whose beaming smile revealed her unflappable optimism and generous spirit. Even during hard times, she stayed positive and never complained. A “people person” to the core, Marion had a tremendous gift for relating to others and making them feel valued. Her vast network of friends and admirers is a testament to the magnetism of her thoughtful and fun loving nature. She was an avid player of Scrabble and Mah Jong, as well as a loyal fan of UConn basketball. Her matzo ball soup and deviled eggs were legendary. Above all, Marion’s love and devotion to her family -- both immediate and extended -- knew no bounds. Her absence leaves a profound void for all whose lives she touched.
Marion is survived by her four children: Larry Pollack, and his wife Liz Pollack, of Farmington; Dana Pollack of Tampa, FL; Dyan (formerly Susan) Pollack of Plainville; and Nancy Wineburgh, and her husband Joel Wineburgh, of Bristol. She cherished her two grandchildren, Marney Pollack of Nashville, TN, and Ben Pollack of New York, NY. Her surviving siblings are Andrea and Bob Schreibman of Glastonbury; Lois Radding of Deerfield Beach, FL; and Jerry and Phyllis Lundy of Vero Beach, FL. Many nieces and nephews, their spouses and children, and her circle of loving friends and colleagues join in mourning this one-of-a-kind woman.
A private burial service will be held Monday, January 18, 2021, officiated by Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett. Arrangements are being handled by Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Waterbury, 496 Chase Ave, 06704. A celebration of Marion’s life will be held at a later date, when friends and family can safely gather.